How to transfer data from corrupt hard drive

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I used to have a fully functional HDD that I used for storage. Due to a defective motherboard, HDD is completely corrupted. Some of my data is still available so I need to transfer it over to my other HDD. What's the best way to do that?

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If you have replaced the drive but still have the old one you can always get a slave drive enclosure. This basically tuns that drive into an external drive and you can probably copy and paste your file to the new drive. You did not specify if this is a desktop or a laptop. You may even have an open drive bay you could sue in place of the external enclosure.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    As your Motherboard is damaged, and assuming you have replaced/purchased with new one and with proper configurations. And also there is a new HDD. If it is new and under warranty, please don't break the seal which might be back cover where the CPU case can be opened (assuming this is Desktop/PC) to insert he old HDD. If you break this, you might loose the warranty from the manufacturer. It is better to ask the vendor/service center of the same PC manufacturer (even if Laptop also) and then go for and make it as slave disk to copy the files through BIOS.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Moreover, if the old HDD is corrupted, there are few chances to recover data. There are some third party tools to recover data, but are not fully satisfied and they are not free to use.
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  • ToddN2000
    My other questions would be, how do you know there is still data to be recovered? If you can see it you should be able to copy/save it.Where and how did you see this data?
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